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The annual “Pack The House” game, where students from all four Huntsville elementary schools plus Lynn Lucas Elementary in Willis attend the Bearkat women’s basketball game, took place in Johnson Coliseum on Friday. The Bearkat women lost the game 65-48 to Wiley College of Marshall. -- Photo by Brian Blalock


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SHSU Update

For Week Of Nov. 30




SHSU vs. Central Arkansas Kickoff Moved To 12:30 P.M. On Saturday

Kickoff for the Saturday, Nov. 22, football game between Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas has been changed to 12:30 p.m. due to the threat of inclement weather in southeast Texas.“Our main concern is for the safety of Sam Houston’s and Central Arkansas’ players and coaches as well as the fans,” Sam Houston Athletic Director Bobby Williams said. “The weather is always unpredictable but with the information we have at this time we feel this is our best option. Because of the unpredictability of the situation we wanted to wait for the most accurate and updated forecast before making this decision.” Details.



Richard E. WattsCounselor Education Prof Named 'Regents' Professor'

Sam Houston State University Distinguished Professor of Counselor Education Richard E. Watts has been honored this year with the Regents’ Professor Award. The award is given by the Texas State University System Board of Regents to recognize professors whose performance and contributions to the educational community have been exemplary. Details.




Three Presentations To Address CJ-Related Issues, Opportunities

Almir Maljevi?The College of Criminal Justice will host three speakers who will share their experiences, including Scott Radnitz, discussing "'Birthers, Truthers, and Soros's Jackals:' American and Post-Soviet Conspiracy Theories" on Nov. 20, and Almir Maljevic, discussing crime and justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Nov. 24.  Details.





Ready Player One'Ready Player One' Contest Winners Recognized

The First Year Experience Office treated the winners of this year's Bearkats Read to Succeed "Ready Player One"-themed contests to lunch on Nov. 13 as one of the closing events for this year's Author's Forum. Details.




Global Center To Tackle Race Of ‘Dear White People’

Sam Houston State University’s Global Center for Journalism and Democracy will tackle some of the pervasive issues and themes of the new film "Dear White People" during a screening and panel discussion of the film on Dec. 3. Details.




museumMuseum Re-Accredited By National Alliance

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum has again been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive—accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. Friends of the museum, board members, and SHSU administrators and staff joined in a celebratory announcement in the Rotunda of the museum on Wednesday. Details.






TSUS Regents Meeting Summary

The Texas State University System Board of Regents took action on several items relating to academic affairs, tuition and fees, and planning and construction for Sam Houston State University during the board’s quarterly meeting at Lamar University in Beaumont on Friday (Nov. 7).  Details.




Patient with medical teamSHSU Considering Health Sciences Campus Options

As the need for highly-skilled health professionals grows in the region, Sam Houston State University is considering a number of ways to meet these demands. One option may include the location of a health sciences campus in Montgomery County.  Details.





Nancy RodriguezAlumna To Head National Institute Of Justice

Nancy Rodriguez, an alumna who has been honored by Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice, was recently appointed by President Barack Obama as the new director of the National Institute of Justice. Details.





nurseSHSU Issues Statement On The Ebola Virus

Sam Houston State Univesity's statement regarding the Ebola virus and campus health can be found on the SHSU Student Health Center's website.











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